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With or without the removal of the congressional insertions, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said, the budget for SUCs would remain lower than last year’s. He said these congressional insertions were mainly allotted for scholarships and capital outlay while it is the SUCs MOOE that has suffered greatly from the budget cut.

The Senate, which had its finest moments when it blocked the railroading designs of the administration-dominated Lower House, is now revealing its worst form because the May 2010 elections are just around the corner and the Senate has always been a jumping board for those who would want to become president. Sad as it is, the disappointing state of the Senate and the sorry state of the election campaign, and the election itself, is merely a reflection of the dismal and backward state of Philippine society.

BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat Posted 8:42 p.m., May 14, 2008 The Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) is calling on the Senate and the House of Representatives to investigate the government’s decision to sell the 40 percent share of Petron to Ashmore Group instead of buying share that will…